Sermon, Pentecost XVII, Proper 20, 23 September 2012
Wisdom and Following Jesus - Learning to Turn Aside and Stoop Down
The second sermon on Wisdom and following Jesus in which we look again at how wisdom is more than what will make us healthy, wealthy, and wise. True wisdom is Christian wisdom that turns aside from our busy agenda to the child, the least and the lost who need us and who just may be Jesus in disguise.
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a